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At Oakwood Academy we are committed to Safeguarding the welfare of all our students. 

As with all schools we have a pastoral responsibility and are legally obliged to pass on concerns about child welfare to Children’s Services as per the Salford Safeguarding Children's partnership.

These combined Policies: Safeguarding, Child Protection and Safe Recruitment Vetting Policies are in place to protect children and young people on roll at Oakwood Academy.

Oakwood Academy is part of the Kings Academy Trust, there are three sites, all based within Salford. Oakwood Academy is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children who are on our roll. Oakwood Academy fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school and beyond.

All staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn. All staff are trained in safeguarding procedures and are regularly briefed on any updates or amendments to current legislation

Any staff member who has a concern about a child’s welfare will report these concerns to the Designated safeguarding lead or Deputy safeguarding lead at their specific site.

If anyone has concerns about a child being radicalised it is imperative that this is reported immediately to the DSL/DDSL of the school as per the prevent duty guidance, please see the link for more information on this updated guidance. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance/prevent-duty-guidance-for-england-and-wales-accessible#Education

Identified Staff will then support social workers and other agencies following any referral to ensure a child or young person's safety and wellbeing.

Oakwood Academy has a Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Leads who support staff to carry out their safeguarding duties. All staff are aware of the Child Protection Policy, Behaviour Policy, Code of Conduct, and Missing from Education procedures and the role of the DSL/DDSL.

             Key Contacts at School for Safeguarding Children

 
The Safeguarding Team at Main Site and the Willows Primary Provision 

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - Mrs L Southwood
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) -  Mrs M Navin & Mrs A Ellis

The Safeguarding Team - 6th Form

Designated Safeguarding Lead(DSL)  - Ms E Capell
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) - Mr D O'Sullivan

The Safeguarding Governor - All Sites 

The safeguarding governor for Oakwood Academy, all sites is - Mrs J Martin

 

                 External Contacts for Safeguarding Children

Should you have a concern about the welfare of a child and you are unable to contact any of the above members of staff  then you are able to refer directly to The Bridge with the following contact details:

The Bridge Partnership

For child protection referrals

Tel: 0161 603 4500 or e-mail: worriedaboutachild@salford.gov.uk
Out of hours Emergency Duty Team 0161 794 8888 
You can also make a referral by clicking here.

GMP Public Protection Investigation Unit (PPIU)

For referrals/consultation about crime-related safeguarding concerns

Tel: 0161 856 5171 or e-mail: parklane.ppiu@gmp.police.uk

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

For managing allegations against an employee (or volunteer)

Tel: 0161 603 4350 / 4445

 

Below you will find a number of links to resources to help support across a range of topics

CSE (Children Sexual Exploitation)

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/child-sexual-exploitation/

CCE (Child Criminal Exploitation)/County Lines

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/gangs-criminal-exploitation/

Radicalisation and Extremism

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/dedicated-helplines/protecting-children-from-radicalisation

Young Carers

https://wired.me.uk/services/warrington-young-carers-service

Online Safety

https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/